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On This Day 25 Years Ago, Shawn Michaels Put Marty Jannetty Through A Window To Launch His Solo Career

Posted by Michael Berg January 12, 2017 0 Comment 444 views

On January 12, 1992 Shawn Michaels betrayed his fellow Rocker and tossed Marty Jannetty through the Barbershop window after delivering some Sweet Chin Music.  He turned on his tag team partner and launched a solo career that landed him in the WWE Hall of Fame and in the discussion for greatest wrestler of all time.

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/28

Posted by Bob Krites May 28, 2016 0 Comment 1053 views

1945 Wichita, Kansas: – NWA Heavyweight Champion Ede Virag beat Johnny Plummer – Paul Nelson beat Abe Friedman – Buck Fanning beat George McCall 1963 Minneapolis, Minnesota: – AWA Tag Team Champions Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff beat Verne Gagne & Doug Gilbert via dq (Larry Hennig was special referee) – Don McClarty beat Stan […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/27

Posted by Bob Krites May 27, 2016 0 Comment 973 views

1887 Minneapolis, Minnesota: – William Muldoon failed to throw Evan Lewis twice in 60:00 (Muldoon won the first fall in 47:00, then gave up the match) 1956 – Doug and Red Donovan defeated Herb Freeman & Larry Chene for the Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles 1957 Dallas, Texas: – Red Bastien defeated Rito Romero to […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/26

Posted by Bob Krites May 26, 2016 0 Comment 1100 views

1932 Kansas City, Kansas: – Wild Red Berry defeated Bobby Novakll 1941 Wichita, Kansas: – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Roy Dunn defeated Rube Wright – Everette Marshall defeated John Pesek 1945 Wichita, Kansas: – World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown beat Lord Albert Mills in 2 straight falls – Ray Eckert beat Jack Hader – Joe […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/25

Posted by Bob Krites May 25, 2016 0 Comment 840 views

1957 Milwaukee, Wisconsin: – Verne Gagne and Edouard Carpentier defeated Nikolai and Boris Volkoff for the Chicago version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles Kansas City, Kansas: – Bobby Bruns beat Wild Red Berry – Richard Brown (son of Orville Brown) beat Joe Costello – Curtis Reed went to a no contest with Black […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/24

Posted by Bob Krites May 24, 2016 0 Comment 923 views

1961 Duluth, Minnesota: – Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Hard Boiled Haggerty & Gene Kiniski 1963 Omaha, Nebraska: – AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Duke Hoffman – Bill Miller went to a double DQ with Waldo Von Erich – AWA Tag Team Champions Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff beat Doug Gilbert & Guy Mitchell […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/23

Posted by Bob Krites May 23, 2016 0 Comment 902 views

1906 – Frank Gotch defeated Tom Jenkins to regain the American Heavyweight Championship 1947 St. Joseph, Missouri: – M.W.A. Title: Orville Brown beat Vic Christy 2 falls to 1 to retain the title – Bobby Bruns drew Sockeye Jack McDonald – Dan O’Connor beat Michele Leone – Cal Rees drew Jack Page 1961 Minneapolis, Minnesota: […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/22

Posted by Bob Krites May 22, 2016 0 Comment 1012 views

1958 Kansas City, Kansas: – Verne Gagne drew Otto Von Krupp – Sonny Myers beat Hans Schmidt by dq – Bobby Bruns beat Ricci Sexton 1965 Omaha, Nebraska: – In a title change only acknowledged in Omaha; Mad Dog Vachon beat Mighty Igor Vodik to regain AWA title – Johnny Valentine drew Sid Freeman – […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/21

Posted by Bob Krites May 21, 2016 0 Comment 570 views

1952 Los Angeles, California: – Lou Thesz defeated Baron Michele Leone to merge the California-version of the World Title with the National Wrestling Alliance and National Wrestling Association World Titles 1966 Chicago, Illinois: – In a non title match, Dick the Bruiser beat AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon – Chris Tolos beat the Crusher dq […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/20

Posted by Bob Krites May 20, 2016 0 Comment 518 views

1936 St. Louis, Missouri: – Ed “Strangler” Lewis beat Paul Jones – Dorv Roche beat Gus Sonnenberg – Frank Brown beat Mike Anton – Stan Sitkowski beat Pat Fraley – Warren Bockwinkel defeated Ray Villmer 1960 St. Joseph, Missouri: – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor and Bob Ellis drew 1 fall a piece – […]